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Arsenal beat Southampton as they chase Champions League spot

Arsenal beat Southampton as they chase Champions League spot

We knew that coming here is not easy. It would wrap up the title-chase before Tottenham Hotspur, who are seven points behind the Blues, take the field at home to Manchester United on Sunday.

Chelsea will secure their fifth Premier League title if they win at The Hawthorns. However, it might not all be plain sailing at The Hawthorns - a ground where Chelsea have lost on three of their last five visits.

"But now we have three games and we have to give everything, like we did today, to try and get everything out of all the games".

Should the matter remain unresolved this weekend, Swansea will still fancy their chances of staying up going into the final game of the season as they host West Brom and Hull host Tottenham.

However, Liverpool have not been convincing in recent weeks and they were held to a goalless draw by Southampton at Anfield last weekend. A draw on Sunday is enough for Palace to guarantee their survival.

Even if Arsenal do win their last two games, their CL odds are long - if City net four points out of their two games, Arsenal can't catch them, and as mentioned, if Liverpool wins, Arsenal can't catch them either.

However, Arsene Wenger's record at Stoke does not make for good reading.

Chelsea has all but won the race for the Premier League title, but spots in next season's UEFA Champions League still are up for grabs with two weeks remaining in the 2016-17 season.

Manchester United carries a 1-0 lead into Thursday's Europa League semifinal second-leg game against Celta Vigo. Problem is, they're playing already relegated, guaranteed-to-finish-19th Middlesbrough at Anfield, so for some insane reason I don't see that going Arsenal's way.

With just three games until the end of the season, the key spots up for grabs are on the brink of being settled.